Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Connecticut
Shoreline Dental Care offers wisdom tooth extraction in Connecticut. Our highly skilled dentists will make sure our patients feel comfortable during the entire process. We have all of the necessary equipment and technology needed to ensure that you have a smooth and painless procedure.
Why Do You Need To Get Your Wisdom Tooth Removed?
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars or bicuspids, are located at the back of the mouth. They typically erupt between the ages of 15 and 25 years old. However, if they do not come out on their own, it could be because they are impacted.
If a wisdom tooth has become impacted it can cause discomfort and infection. It may also lead to other problems such as crowding, decay, or infection. That’s why it’s important to have wisdom teeth removed as soon as any signs of problems arise and before any of these complications occur.
How Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
Our office offers oral conscious sedation for those patients who may have added anxiety surrounding this procedure. Next, our Dr. Tartagni will extract the tooth by making an incision near the gums and pulling the tooth out through the opening. The process can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how many teeth need to be removed.
How To Prepare For A Wisdom Tooth Extraction
If your wisdom teeth are causing discomfort, schedule an appointment to discuss extraction with our dentists who are experts in oral surgery. We will examine your mouth thoroughly and determine if surgery is the right course of action.
To prepare for your appointment, you should avoid eating anything the day of your appointment and do not smoke or use tobacco products. Wear comfortable clothing, and don’t wear lipstick or heavy makeup, as we’ll be working very closely inside your mouth.
As with any oral surgery, it’s important to plan ahead and discuss the process with your dentist. Dr. Jason Tartagni is licensed to provide in-house oral conscious sedation right here in our Milford and West Haven offices so you can relax throughout the entire process.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare
After the procedure, it is important to follow all post-operative instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions
It takes about three days to fully heal following a third molar extraction. During this time, you may experience some minor soreness, but most people are able to return to normal activities within a week.
Depending on how many teeth need to be removed, the entire process can last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
If you have one or more wisdom teeth that are causing pain, contact our office for an examination. We will help you determine the cause of your discomfort and decide if you are a good candidate for wisdom tooth extraction.
Visit Shoreline Dental Care Today!
Our experienced team is skilled in wisdom tooth extraction and oral surgery for our patients in West Haven and Milford, CT. Don’t let wisdom tooth pain keep you down. Give us a call today!